Reddick wins caution-laden Cup race in Texas heat


 Tyler Reddick survived a hectic and long day at Texas Motor Speedway to claim a statement win in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500.

Reddick, eliminated from championship contention in the Round of 16, led a race-high 77 laps en route to the win — his first on an oval in the NASCAR Cup Series, but his third of the season.

Upon taking the checkered flag, the Richard Childress Racing driver radioed that after a tough week, a victory was how the team responds. He followed that up by saying it shows everyone they aren’t done just yet and have more races to win.

Chase Elliott and Christopher Bell did not finish the race. Elliott led 44 laps but crashed from the race lead when a tire came apart on lap 184. Bell had two tire failures, with the second knocking him out of the race on lap 136.

It was a day of survival for teams. Multiple tire issues resulted in crashes and a total of 16 caution flags. Elliott, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. all crashed from the race lead due to tire issues.

There were 36 lead changes among 19 drivers.

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